Zen Tuan, Acupuncturist

Zen Tuan


99 S. Chester Ave. Suite 101 Pasadena CA, 91106


Dr. Zen Tuan is an acupuncturist practicing in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Tuan evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Tuan treats the patient's condition. Many of the body's systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.

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  • Does acupuncture help in treating depression?

    Acupuncture is fantastic for managing a variety of emotional imbalances, including depression. It is a great natural solution for your daughter, who may not wish to take medications at her age. Read more about acupuncture treating depression on our blog: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-for-anxiety-and-depression/ READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture improve sleep?

    Acupuncture is not only a fantastic natural solution for insomnia but has been outperforming drug therapies for insomnia. Research conducted at the Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine compared the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture to Estazolam (a commonly used prescription medication to treat insomnia). They concluded that regular acupuncture treatments were more effective than the medication. The acupuncture treatments were shown to improve sleep duration, the quality of the sleep, reduce the occurrence of insomnia due to depression, and to improve a person’s overall daytime abilities. Read more on our blog post: http://healingwithzen.com/natural-insomnia-relief/ Hope you give acupuncture a try! READ MORE

  • Is it safe for me to continue my acupuncture during pregnancy?

    Acupuncture is relatively safe during pregnancy, and in fact, we treat many pregnant women for a variety of discomforts, from morning sickness to low back pain. Read more in our blog post: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-and-pregnancy/ Of course, every case is different and we would not advise against your doctor's wishes, but acupuncture is relatively harmless and our pregnant patients appreciate the relief they receive from this natural modality of treatment! READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture helpful in boosting fertility?

    Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years to increase the chances of pregnancy. Acupuncture can address infertility by reducing stress, balancing the endocrine system (hormones), and increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs. Due to the increase in blood flow to the uterus and reproductive organs, there is an increase of proper nourishment to the egg, thus, increasing chances of being carried to full term. Read more about Acupuncture and fertility in our blog post: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-and-fertility/ We've been successful in helping many women get pregnant. We hope you give it a try! READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help treat thyroid imbalance?

    Acupuncture can be extremely helpful with thyroid imbalances. In Chinese medicine, we don't just treat they thyroid but we treat the body as a whole. We've been successful in managing thyroid imbalances for our patients, and hope you will give acupuncture a try! Read more about Chinese Medicine's perspective on thyroid imbalances here: http://healingwithzen.com/thyroid/ READ MORE

  • I have a migraine problem. Should I see an acupuncturist?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture is fantastic for migraines and headaches. Here is a study that shows that having a course of Acupuncture treatments can reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines: http://healingwithzen.com/evidence-of-acupuncture-reducing-chronic-headaches-migraines/ We have had numerous happy patients who were able to mitigate their lifelong headaches with acupuncture, nutritional advice and/or Chinese herbs. So please try acupuncture! In the meantime, here are some acupressure points you can try at home to help with your migraines: http://healingwithzen.com/9-acupressure-points-for-headaches-migraines/ READ MORE

  • I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture is great for balancing out hormones, especially during menopause. We have had much success treating symptoms relating to menopause such as hot flashes, night sweating and insomnia. Learn more on our website: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-for-menopause/ READ MORE

  • Is there a cure for acute arthritis in acupuncture?

    Yes, Acupuncture is fantastic for pain relief. In fact, researchers confirm that acupuncture is more effective than two drugs (ibuprofen and diclofenac) for long-term relief of knee osteoarthritis pain, inflammation, and motor impairment. You can read more about the study on our website: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-is-more-effective-for-long-term-relief-of-knee-osteoarthritis-than-common-anti-inflammatory-drugs/ READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture recommended for skin conditions like eczema?

    Acupuncture coupled with herbs can be very effective in treating various skin conditions, including eczema and dry skin. In Chinese Medicine, we believe issues with the skin signify imbalances internally. Thus each case is unique and needs to be evaluated to determine which acupuncture points to use and which Chinese herbs to prescribe. Read about some of our favorite herbs for skin disorders here: http://healingwithzen.com/glowing-from-within-with-chinese-herbs-part-1/?preview=true&preview_id=3918&preview_nonce=a17f5a09ad READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture has been proven to help with symptoms associated with GERD, including acid reflux and bloating. We've had a lot of success with aiding in digestive disorders with our patients. Read more here: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-can-help-alleviate-gerd/ READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture effective in treating blood related problems like anemia?

    Patients are often surprised to hear that acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used for centuries to treat symptoms of anemia such as tiredness, weakness and pale complexion. Recent studies have verified that acupuncture can enhance the levels of the serum ferratin. The needling of specific acupoints can bolster nutrients that can enhance iron absorption. When a person suffers from anemia, it is also logical that his or her diet needs to be addressed. Acupuncture can be the catalyst to enhance the digestive function and absorption of food, but we may look at adding nutritional supplements or herbs during the course of treatment. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating joint pain?

    Absolutely! Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity. Inserting needles at these points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain. The hypothalamus-pituitary glands are responsible for releasing neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body's natural pain-killing hormones. It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine. This is why acupuncture works well for all types of pain in the body. We'd be more than happy to help manage your joint pain! READ MORE

  • How long does the effect of acupuncture last?

    Take a look at a blog post we wrote about acupuncture and PCOS: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-improves-pcos-symptoms/ Zen Tuan, L.Ac. READ MORE

  • I have headaches frequently. Can acupuncture treatment help?

    Acupuncture is fantastic for headache and migraine relief! We've been successful in mitigating headaches and stopping them from reoccuring. Check out these acupressure points you can do at home in the meantime. http://healingwithzen.com/help-sheet-headache-pain/?preview=true&preview_id=1840&preview_nonce=3ca7cb43cf Hope we can be of assistance to you soon! READ MORE

  • Can an acupuncturist help me with my GERD?

    With a course of treatment and possibly some herbs, I believe acupuncture can help with your GERD. Read a recent study about acupuncture's ability to manage and help GERD in our blog post: http://healingwithzen.com/acupuncture-can-help-alleviate-gerd READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating vertigo?

    Yes, acupuncture can help with vertigo. The severity and duration of vertigo will determine how many treatments may be necessary. I've had great success with many patients in alleviating and managing their vertigo, and would love to help you too! READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in weight loss?

    Acupuncture is great for improving digestion and increasing metabolism in the body. It can be a great adjust for facilitating weight loss. Of course, we need to evaluate your current diet and lifestyle, but with some guidance and adjustment, I believe acupuncture could definitely expedite your weight loss goals. READ MORE

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